How to fix MW2 and Warzone 2 friend request locked bug

Warzone 2 players on helicopter
Credit: Activision

Warzone 2 players on helicopter
Credit: Activision

How to fix MW2 and Warzone 2 friend request locked? That's a question on the minds of several Call of Duty fans trying to join forces with their friends before dropping into Al Mazrah or multiplayer. Sending a friend request is usually a straightforward process but in Season One Reloaded, it's causing issues across both titles.

With Season Two moving into view, the community is hoping Infinity Ward has a fix up its sleeve so you can play with your mates on Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2. Alongside the bug fixes, the new season will bring new weapons, a new battle pass, and more.

Before we share a fix for the friend request locked bug, take a look at our other guides showcasing the current Warzone 2 meta and all the intel on the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG.

Warzone 2 and MW2 'friend request locked' fix

Before doing anything drastic, the first step is to restart Warzone 2 or Modern Warfare 2. This is the simplest solution and could be the cure to the problem.

If you've already restarted the battle royale or multiplayer, keep scrolling and take a look at some other potential workarounds.

Accept a friend request

This fix also sounds extremely simple but if you've fallen victim to the friend request locked bug, it's harder than you think. You'll need to ask a friend to send a request and accept it using the notifications tab. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do so:

  • Launch Warzone 2 or MW2.
  • Head to the Settings tab then Account and Network.
  • Take note of your Activision ID including the numbers if they appear.
  • Ask a friend to send a request to your account.
  • Accept it as soon as it appears in the notifications tab.

If you follow these steps, your friend request feature should unlock which is great news! If not, there are some other tricks to work around this issue.

Warzone 2 player aiming down sights
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Using the companion app

Call of Duty uses a companion app that's available to download onto your iOS or Android device. Log into the app using your Activision ID and the app enables you to manage any friend requests that come through. This is particularly handy if the in-game system remains locked after a restart.

By following the above fixes, you'll have the ability to accept incoming friend requests.

That's everything there is to know about fixing the Warzone 2 and MW2 friend request locked bug. Before dropping into the action, take a look at our guides revealing the latest intel on Warzone 2 double XP events and the best Modern Warfare 2 sniper rifle.

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